July 30, 2006
SACO, Maine --Wind power is coming to a wastewater treatment plant to generate electricity -- and cost savings -- for the city.
The City Council last week voted to spend up to $8,000 on a residential-sized turbine that's projected to generate about 400 kilowatt-hours per month. The windmill is expected to pay for itself in about 10 years.
The idea came from the council's energy committee, which this spring visited Hull, Mass., where two wind turbines save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in electricity costs.